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Senior Citizen Transit ID Cards

Senior Citizens, age 65 and older, wishing to ride SEPTA bus, trolley, and subway service free of charge, or take advantage of the $1.00 Regional Rail fare within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, must show one of these three forms of ID:

Railroad Retirement Annuity Card

Medicare Card (Issued by the Social Security Administration)

PA Senior Citizen Transit ID Card

Trips made to the selected stations SEPTA serves in New Jersey and the State of Delaware require an additional fare.

If you are a Senior and would like to obtain a Pennsylvania Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card, follow the steps shown.

First Step

Effective September 1, 2015: Only the Customer Service location in the lobby at 1234 Market St. will accept Senior Ride Free applications

The application for a Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card is available to download or may be obtained in person at the Customer Service location at 1234 Market Street and participating State Legislator Offices.

If you prefer to download, print and complete the PDF application ahead of time, please make sure all fields above the words 'This Section To Be Completed By Transit Agency' are filled in.

Senior Citizen Transit ID application

Customer Service will help you determine if your local Legislative Office participates in the distribution of the Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card.

Second Step

Applicants for a Senior Citizen Transit Identification Card must appear in person to complete the application process.

Applications will not be accepted by mail.

You may visit the Customer Service location in the lobby at 1234 Market St. or a participating State Legislator office.

Applicants are required to show at least one form of accepted identification along with a completed application.

Accepted Forms Of Identification
Armed Forces Discharge/Separation Papers
Baptismal Certificate
Birth Certificate
Veteran's Universal Access ID Card
Resident Alien Card
Yellow PACE Card (Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly)
Passport/Naturalization Papers
Pennsylvania ID Card (Non-Driver)
Photo Drivers License
Statement of Age Verification from the U.S. Social Security Administration

Third Step

Applications are processed by the Customer Service Department at the mentioned Customer Service location. For your convenience, Senior Cards will be processed during the time of your visit with proper identification.

Replacement of Lost Cards

Lost or Stolen Senior cards will be replaced (1) time at no cost. A second replacement card will not be issued until (1) year elapses from the date of the original replacement.